XFX Speedster MERC 319 Radeon RX 6800 series is out

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 25 2020 @ 17:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today is the launch date of the custom-design Radeon RX 6800 series video cards. We've already covered several models over the past weeks so we won't post all the press releases. Getting your hands on these models is just as hard as getting your hands on a reference card, so no big improvement there.

XFX send over some information about their Speedster MERC 319, which is a new series from the company. These models have a triple-fan cooling solution with a black/white aluminium shroud. No extravagant RGB LEDs on this model but subtle backlit-logos.

The XFX MERC 319 Radeon RX 6800 XT is priced at $799 and has a 2110MHz Game clock and 2360MHz Boost. This version has 14+2 phase VRM power design, 20 thermal pads for better heat dissipation, and a triple-fan cooling solution with seven 6mm copper heatpipes. The XFX MERC 319 Radeon RX 6800 is priced at $699 and has a 1980MHz Game clock and 2190MHz Boost. The features are largely similar, with exception of 10+1 phase VRM, an unspecified number of thermal pads, and a cooler with six instead of seven heatpipes.
The all new XFX Mercury 319 family of graphics cards brings together 20 years of experience and leadership in GPUs. Coupled with the all new AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series of RDNA2 GPUs make this arguably the best XFX series ever in both thermal design and performance.

REAL-TIME RAYTRACING The all new XFX Mercury 319 family of graphics cards brings together 20 years of experience and leadership in GPUs. Coupled with the all new AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series of RDNA2 GPUs make this arguably the best XFX series ever in both thermal design and performance.

Every iteration isn’t just design for design sake, we take everything we learned from the last model and fine tune, adjust, modify to make our GPU design as honest as we can. Nothing fancy or unnecessary, just want is needed to increase performance and improve quality.

STAYING COOL
Cooler than ever before. In addition to a huge pass through vent the new Mercury family of GPUs features plenty of heat dissipation all around including engineered airflow and exhaust, heat pipes, aluminum heatsink, 13 blade fans, and plenty of memory and VRM cooling pads.

Every iteration isn’t just design for design sake, we take everything we learned from the last model and fine tune, adjust, modify to make our GPU design as honest as we can. Nothing fancy or unnecessary, just want is needed to increase performance and improve quality.

SOLID BACKPLATE
Backplates are standard hardware with today's enthusiasts graphics cards, they help protect the PCB from damage and bending. XFX has opted to add thermal pads between the PCB and the backplate so it can act as a heatspreader as well to helping with heat dissipation.

FULL DIGITAL PWM POWER DELIVERY
A design originally intended for the RX 6900 XT in mind, the XFX 6800 XT MERC319 has upgraded power delivery circuitry. AMD reference calls for a 10+2 Phase Design for the 6800 XT, XFX utilizes a 14+2 Phase design.

RIGID ALUMINUM CAST TRAY
In conjunction with the backplate this aluminum tray helps greatly reduce PCB bend and GPU sag. With a quality case and proper mounting procedures, the 6800 XT MERC 319 will have very little GPU sag, even at 330mm long.

COPPER GPU HEATSPREADER AND HEATPIPES.
7 copper Heatpipes with copper base offering tremendous cooling across both GPU and memory.

PREMIUM ALUMINUM HEATSINK
187 heatsink fins and a combined weight of 1.3kg of heatsink material give the MERC 319 amazing heat dissipation.

THREE DUAL BALL BEARING FANS
Our designed 13 blade fans give high efficiency and long life, thanks to their dual ball bearing constructions. Consisting of 2x 100mm and 1x 92mm these fans also give high airflow without the noise.

XFX / RADEON LIGHT BARD
The MERC 319 doesn't feature extravagant RGB lighting, it has subtle AMD and XFX logos to show off the power within your rig. The floating design allows for additional airflow.

ALUMINUM FAN SHROUD
With an aluminum construction and premium finish, our fan brings the finishing touches to the MERC 319.
Speedster MERC 319


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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